What is ARTCATION all about?
At Project Aaina, we believe that self-discovery and healing can come in many forms. That's why we've curated an immersive experience that uses art, music, and movement to help you connect with your inner self and explore new ways of self-expression.
We strive to create a safe space for our participants to engage in activities that enrich their minds, body, and soul. Our retreats offer a unique opportunity to explore different aspects of oneself, connect with diverse groups of people, and experience the wonders of nature, all while having a lively time.
Our Art and Mindfulness retreats are designed to be inclusive and accessible, providing a supportive and welcoming environment where anyone can feel comfortable exploring their creative side. We believe that everyone has the potential to be creative, and we're committed to helping individuals tap into that potential through our carefully curated activities and supportive environment.
Our sessions include art and movement-based activities, musical activities, and interactive activities such as art circles, yoga, meditation, sound healing and music circles, to name a few. We encourage our participants to approach art as a process rather than a product, enabling them to reclaim their relationship with art.
Whether you're an experienced artist or just beginning to explore your creative side, we invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience. Come discover the joy of unlocking your inner artist and embracing the power of self-expression in a safe and nurturing environment.NOTE: You don’t need to have any kind of background in Art or be an Artist. It’s about flowing from one medium to another.
When is it happening?
12th Oct to 16th Oct 2023
Where is it happening?
Just a stone's throw away from the bustling town of Shimla, lies the captivating village of Thanedar. This hidden gem is a true haven for the soul. The majestic Himalayan mountain range embraces the village, offering breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys. Thanedar's charm lies in its untouched beauty, away from the tourist crowds, allowing visitors to truly connect with nature and soak in the peaceful ambiance. The crisp mountain air and breathtaking landscapes make Thanedar a hidden gem that has the power to soothe your soul and leave you in awe of its magic.
Where will we stay?
The Banjara Orchard Retreat in Thanedar is a true paradise, perched at an altitude of approximately 2350 meters. From this idyllic retreat, guests are treated to a breathtaking panorama of mountains adorned with lush orchards. As you stand in awe of the picturesque surroundings, you can witness the scenic Sutlej river flowing gracefully some 6,000 feet below in a mesmerizing gorge.
This retreat is a sensory delight, where nature's bounty greets you at every turn. The sight of the vibrant green slopes, the delightful fragrance of fruit from the orchards, and the crisp mountain air caressing your skin create an unforgettable experience. The accommodation options at the retreat cater to diverse preferences, featuring sunlit Classic and Retreat rooms, spacious Suites, and charming Log Cabins, each providing a unique and comfortable stay amidst the tranquility of nature. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, the Banjara Orchard Retreat promises to be an extraordinary getaway that will leave you rejuvenated and mesmerized.